Galen Rupp Euro Workout Wednesday
In the final WOW of Season 4 and the 2010 Track & Field season we connect with Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar of the Oregon Project/OTC in Sweden. Rupp has been on a quest this season to put up some impressive marks that started back in the early spring at Stanford when he ran under that old American 10k record with his 27:10 performance (#2 All-Time US). He has continued dropping times with a 13:10 5k at Gateshead and most recently a 7:43 3k at Crystal Palace. Galen, on pace to run sub-13 at Stockholm, had a mishap when he was tripped up with less than 1k to go. Today in Zurich he will meet fellow countryman Chris Solinsky along with some of the best distance runners in the world to make his mark in the record books when they take to the line for the 5,000 meters. Tune in to UniversalSports.com at 2pm EST to catch the action from Zurich.
Goal marks - 1:27, 58, 42, 26
Rest after each - 1:15, 1:00, :45
Rest between sets - 1:30
JoeFlo - Ohio
Jet Horns - Jungle Hit Machete
Motion Potion - Cantinabomb (MoPo's 2010 ReBoot)
Jet Horns - Halls With Pitfalls
Euro WOW With Anna Pierce & Morgan Uceny
Reebok's Morgan Uceny and Nike's Anna Pierce complete an endurance speed workout for some upcoming 1500/800 races during the second half of the european season. So far this season Pierce has run 1:58 for 800 meters while Uceny has made some big break throughs running 4:02 for 1500 and 1:59 in the 800. The two trained together briefly in Michigan before they both relocated in California with the Mammoth Track Club (Pierce making the move about a year before Morgan). The two will run the 1500 in Stockholm today in one of the most stacked fields of the year. Morgan will then run an 800 in Lucerne on the 9th and then again in London on the 13th. Anna's next race after Stockholm will be the Diamond League Meeting in London. Follow the Mammoth Track Club on the FloNetwork at mammothtrackclub.com.
Anna - 3x400 (@55-56 secs)
Morgan - 2x400 (@54-55); 2x200 (easy first 120m, hard last 80m)
8 min rest between each interval
Check out some past workouts with Anna when she was a steepler:
David Rudisha 800 World Record 1:41.09!
David Rudisha breaks the 800 meter World Record in Berlin with a 1:41.09. The record formerly held by Wilson Kipketer was thought to be one of the toughest records out there. This is Rudisha's second time running 1:41 in 2010. Only Kipketer had run under 1:42 twice before this season.
Results - http://www.istaf.de/results2010de/re0110040.html
Article about race - http://www.sportsscientists.com/2010/08/david-rudisha-14109-world-record.html
Stand Up Paddle Board with Trey and Chelsea
We took an nice afternoon to check in on World Champion Decathlete Trey Hardee and World Pole Vault Runner-Up Chelsea Johnson. But instead of a boring interview, we took advantage of a beautiful summer day, called up SUP ATX and got on the river for some Stand Up Paddle Board action. You can check out stand up paddle board at the SUP ATX website.
Chris Solinsky Pre-Race in Stockholm
Check out Chris Solinsky's pre race routine as he gets ready for the 5k in Stockholm tonight!
Stuck in the Airport at Olbia ITA
Just us eating, waiting, messing around and wasting time while at the Olbia airport upon arrival to Italia.
The Story of Tyson Gay's Spikes
Its been a while since we've seen someone different at the top of the world list for the 100 meters, but this year Tyson Gay has done what many believed was impossible....Beat Usain Bolt. The fastest man of 2010 runs with an interesting story on his feet. Take an inside look at what happen to develop and inspire the best spike in the world.
Jacob Hernandez Euro WOW
Jacob Hernandez gears up for his last few races in his first professional season during some "downtime" overseas during the European Championships. Jacob has run consistently in the low 1:47s this season and has raced well, but he is looking to get back down to the 1:45s we shown back when he won the NCAA title in 2008. JHern will race in Ninove, Belgium in his next 800 where he will face another former NCAA Champ, Tyler Mulder.
1000- 600- 400- 300- 200 (Fast)
7 minutes rest between each
Song 1 - JoeFlo "Ohio"
Song 2 - Aceyalone "Hot Water"
Song 3 - Jet Horns "Once was a glass of Tang"
Kenyan Shuffle with Chris Solinsky
This is just some left over footage we had with Chris from his prerace video before the 12:55 you saw the night in Stockholm. Chris talks about the pace of runs and being recognized by the Kenyans now. Solinsky's next race will be the 5k in Zurich. For now he's off to St. Mortiz for some altitude training which will be solo for now as most of his OTC crew are in Mammoth getting ready for the fall marathon!
Special thanks to camera man Jerry S!
Rieti 2010 M-800m David Rudisha New World Record 1-41.01! Lalang, Symmonds PR
400m 29 Tangui, Sammy (KEN) 48.20
600m 28 RUDISHA, David Lekuta (KEN) 1:14.59
1 RUDISHA, David Lekuta KEN WR 1:41.01
2 LALANG, Boaz Kiplagat KEN 1:42.95
3 SYMMONDS, Nick USA PB 1:43.76
4 RIMMER, Michael GBR PB 1:43.89
5 LEWANDOWSKI, Marcin POL SB 1:44.10
6 CASADO, Arturo ESP 1:44.74
7 KIVUVA, Jackson Mumbwa KEN 2:23.39
TANGUI, Sammy KEN DNF
Teddington Wall of Fame
In Teddington, England you will find many of the best athletes in the world stopping in for training stints throughout the summer months. But the question is how do you keep track of all the greats who have stepped foot into this town outside of London? Well obviously with a wall of fame! Take a look at some of the greats that have left there mark in Teddington.....and maybe we'll see if we can leave a mark for Flotrack??
Get to Know Andy Wheating
Andy Wheating has been riding the roller coaster the past 5 years and it very rarely has gone down. After a late start to running in high school, Wheating wasted no time making a name for himself as he ran 3:54 in the 1500 in his first season of track as a senior in 2006. Two years later he was representing the United States in the Beijing Olympics, running 1:45 for 800 meters! Skip ahead two more years as Wheating wins NCAA crowns at 800 and 1500, only the second athlete to do so, and less than two months later runs the #4 US All-time 1500 with a 3:30.9 (only behind Lagat, Maree, Webb) and lowers his 800 to 1:44. Oh yeah, don't forget his 3:51 mile at Pre. Its been a rare progression but one that running fans in the US are oozing at and wanting more. Get to know the new generation of US Mid-Distance running.....
800 - 1:44.62 (2010 Paris Diamond League)
1500 - 3:30.90 (2010 Monaco Diamond League)
Mile - 3:51.74 (2010 Prefontaine Diamond League)
Alan Webb after 3:36 in Milan
Flotrack and Alan Webb meet up online a few hours after another breakthrough during his 2010 comeback season. Alan finished 5th in the 1500 at Milan behind some of the best in the World including the 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, Nick Willis, who won the race running 3:35. Webb ran 3:36, his fastest time since 2008. Alan seems to be happy and energized as he looks to come back to the states and end his season with the 5th Ave Mile!
Brian Gagnon Euro Workout Wednesday
It's already been a long season for Brian Gagnon, a recent graduated of U Conn who specializes in the 800 and has a PR of 1:46.5 but he's made the trip to Europe to get his feet wet in what he hopes to be the next step in his runner career. Here, he prepares himself for some of the European Track Circuit in this short but sweet little track workout done at the Lueven University Track.
Sorry for the delay as Floski J was traveling back to the states this week and trying to edit this during the travels.
Chris Solinsky and changes in his career
Chris Solinsky just ran sub-13 for 5000 meters for the third time this season!! Having never run under 13 minutes before June, Solinsky is showing consistency and some fierce competitiveness that we haven't seen from an American other than Bernard Lagat for quite some time. Finishing third in the final Diamond League race at Zurich, Solinsky left us with a lot to look forward to in 2011!
In this interview Chris talks about two moments that became career changes for him. One being a severe low from the 2008 Olympic Trials and the other being a huge high as he broke the American Record for 10,000 meters with an impressive 26:59. Thanks for the exictement and buzz you've created this season Chris, its been a great ride.
Alberto Salazar on competing, training and racing
Oregon Project Coach Alberto Salazar talks about what is needed to compete at the World level in order to be in contention for medals at major championships. He also touches on topics in training including how he incorporates speed into his program and experience in racing/how much racing is necessary. Alberto says that speed is something that should be worked on year round at different levels and discusses the idea of Date Pace vs. Goal Pace.
Massage Journey with Team Cook
Many great athletes have massages incorporated into their normal training routine....even while in Europe! We took a trip down to Amsterdam from Team Cook's base in Egmond Ann Zee to see Wallace Spearmon's massage guy, Micky "Trini" Ruben.
The Morning Croissant with Team Cook
A great day with Team Cook starts off with great pastries. Here in Egmond Aan Zeem, Netherlands we went to the local coffee/pastry shop to get the morning off on the right food.
Kenyan Post Run Tea Time
Want to get some inside info on what Kenyan athletes have after a run for recovery? If it helps them run sub-13 I am game! We have some post-run tea with some of Kenya's top distance runners including Mark Kiptoo, Micah Kogo, and Linet Masai.
200m Euro Challenge
Its been a while since our last Euro Race. This is no Leuven 800 but we'll get there!